Rishab Jain

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Rishab Jain
Jain in 2020
Born2004 (age 15–16)
EducationAs of 2020: Westview High School
AwardsAmerica's Top Young Scientist, TIME's 25 Most Influential Teens
Scientific career
FieldsCancer research, medical research, invention
WebsiteOfficial website

Rishab Jain (Hindi: [ɾɪ.ʃəbʱ dʒɛːn]; born December, 2004) is an inventor, scientist, and researcher.


In October 2019, Rishab Jain, was named America's Top Young Scientist[1] for his award-winning tool which harnesses artificial intelligence to improve radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients.[2] Since 2019, he has attended Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his title of 'America's Top Young Scientist', Jain has been named amongst Time's 25 Most Influential Teens,[3] invited on the GMA Day show,[4] written about in Teen Vogue,[5] and covered in other media.

Jain continues to develop more tools for pancreatic cancer. His latest invention diagnosing gene mutations using radiomics and artificial intelligence may help increase patient survival-rates by 7-13%. For this research, Jain was awarded second prize at Broadcom MASTERS, the premier science and engineering competition for middle school students.[6] In October 2019, Jain was awarded with minor planet 'Rishabjain', presented by MIT's Lincoln Labs.[7]

In November 2019, Rishab Jain was awarded Vincitore Assoluto (Absolute Winner) by the Giuseppe Sciacca Foundation in Vatican City. The award was presented by His Eminence, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, at Pontifical Urban University.[8]


Jain is a promoter of 'STEAM': science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.[9] Jain has put on a series of STEAM-related workshops in his community to help foster the interest in younger children. He has also been an active supporter of pancreatic cancer awareness, having called for more research regarding this specific type of cancer.[10]

In February 2020, Jain spread awareness [11] for curiosity and pancreatic cancer at the TEDxGateway 2020 event. Jain shared his research and inventions.[12]

Jain spreads a love for technology on Discord (software). He is the owner of an Among Us discord server with over 100,000 members, and a YouTube discord server with over 11,000 members.


Rishab Jain is a video content creator. Jain makes videos about Discord, a VoIP application for communication.[13]


  1. ^ Ducharme, Jamie (October 19, 2018). "his 13-Year-Old's Tool Could Change Pancreatic Cancer Treatment". Time Magazine. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System: A Novel Tool for Improved Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) through Automated Pancreas Segmentation". Young Scientist Lab. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "TIME's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018". Time Magazine. October 19, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "'GMA Day' hosts get schooled in science-fair showdown with the 2018 Top Young Scientist". ABC News. October 19, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "A Teenager Developed a Tool That Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatments". Teen Vogue. October 19, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Pancreas Detective wins Broadcom Masters award". October 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Minor Planet 12900 RishabJain". October 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Premio Internazionale "Giuseppe Sciacca" – XVIII EdizioneE. Vincitore Assoluto Rishab Kumar Jain". Premio Internazionale (in Italian). November 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Beaverton teen inventor has asteroid named after him". November 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "Teen Hopes Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Patient Outcomes". September 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "TEDxGateway Talk Video of Rishab Jain". February 2020.
  12. ^ "Rishab Jain TEDxGateway". February 2020.
  13. ^ "Rishab Jain Discord YouTube Channel". August 2020.